The direct development of La-5 fighter was Lavochkin La-5FN. By using the radial M-82FN engine the speed and altitude performance of the aircraft improved. It was some 65 Km/h faster then Bf-109G. The further development led to even faster La-7 fighter. The La-5FN was used in combat by the end of 1943.
The arnament changed to two 20 mm canons which become standard fr the late versions of Lavochkins aircraft.
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